Millennials Aren’t The Problem. You Are.

Leading Millennials

Ouch, did that hurt to read as much as it did for me to type it out? The title stings. It’s accusatory. And, more often than not, I believe this is true.

Millennials aren’t the problem. Just like the Baby Boomers or Gen Xers weren’t the problem either when they began to invade the workforce.

Young man pointing his finger towards you in an accusatory manner

Photo by Adi Goldstein

The problem was and continues to be, the previous generation. That means you and I are the problem.

Millennials Aren’t The Problem

Millennials have received a bad rap. From the media to your friends and family, you’ve probably heard of the negative aspects of millennials.

Older generations are stuck in a continuous loop. Much like the generation before, they were accused of the same inaction, laziness, and downfall of the United States as the millennials are being accused.

How To Become Awesome

I’ve seen a lot of blog posts on how to become awesome. Being awesome is something most people want yet never achieve.

Awesomeness seems to evade people like people avoided the plague. Awesomeness doesn’t just happen.

You have what it takes to be awesome

Why is this the case? Why does awesomeness elude so many people? And why does awesomeness tend to come to the freaks and the geeks in the end?

Let’s Talk About Awesomeness

You’ve probably got your thoughts on awesomeness. A particular person may come to mind. Someone like:

Steve Jobs of Apple Computers

Richard Branson of Virgin Airlines

Jim Bob, your neighbor who took the time to mow your grass one day

Tina Grey, the checkout clerk who made the checkout process an experience to remember

3 Keys For Transformational Leadership

People are looking to you. They’re looking for answers. They’re looking for guidance. They’re looking for hope.

All of these things can be found in a great leader. But your tribe is also looking for something else. They’re looking for transformation.

And you’ve got to have to be skill in transformational leadership. Are you? If not, read on dear reader.

What Is Transformational Leadership?

There’s the million dollar question folks. Luckily, the answer is pretty simple.

To be a transformational leader, you’ve got to be a leader who is able to illicit change in others. You’ve got to be able to shift people’s thinking. You’ve got to effect change in the lives of others.

The answer is simple. The application is hard.

Putting People In Their Place

One of the things that I learned from a talk I heard from a great leader named Sam Chand was “proper people placement prevents problems!”

What a true statement. One of the most frustrating places to be in is the wrong position. I have learned you can save yourself a lot of personnel issues and money by having the right people in the right place.

There was a point in my career where I was promoted to a job I had no skills, no passion, and no desire for, but at the time I had to do it because I needed the money. I could do the job, I was good at it, but I didn’t like it. I was grateful to have it and it eventually opened the door for me to be promoted to a position I was better suited for.